Enneagram as Mirror to the Soul: Type Three

A place for those with the type three enneastyle to discuss personal growth.

Rumi Poem | Type 3

That which is false troubles the heart

But truth brings joyous tranquility

~ Rumi

Why is this an important poem for type Threes to use for reflection? The Threes’ passion, aka their vice, is deceit. However, this version of deceit essentially means self-deceit: that is, believing that which conforms to and confirms your idealized self and disowning that which does not. Because the passion of deceit forms in the Heart Center, the Threes’ passion creates an emotional falsity that troubles the heart. But truth is a different story. What is your truth?

By Ginger Lapid-Bogda PhD. Visit: TheEnneagramInBusiness.com | ginger@theenneagraminbusiness.com

One Comment on “Enneagram as Mirror to the Soul: Type Three

  1. I’m trying to discern if 3 is my enneatype home. I deeply resonate with desiring successes and feedback, proving competence, productivity and efficiency, but I’m not sure I understand what Rohr calls “resting in the impermanence and fallibility.” Can anyone describe what this feels like for them?